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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 07:55

I'm with Steve on the curve here - and I'm a straightliner. Is that a word? It is now 

However - not a squiggle - a big strong curve. Would have to see the entire plot though.  The border would then echo the wall. 

Would definitely leave parts of the wall unclothed. It's a huge and very attractive feature. The plants need to complement, not fight with it. 

have we all completely confused you now Tootles?   


Posted: 23/02/2016 at 07:50

Morning all/afties Pat. Weather hasn't just been strange here then!

A crisp sparkly day here too - just as Lesley has. Didn't cover the car last night  Almost getting to the point where the sun will just about get above the house opposite and that means no windscreen scraping though 


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I know - there's a lot of talking been happening ... 


nothing to do with me Dove....

In my pit sharpish last night so I'll have a quick look to see what you've been up to while I was asleep....do you think Hosta managed another good night? 


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:04

I think you'd constantly be fighting nature if you try to put any rambler on an obelisk. They're simply not big enough. An arch stuck on it's own isn't particularly suitable either unless it links to another structure for the rose to get into and climb up and through. Have you got a shed or something similar it can grow over?

They get very big once they get going rosemummy 


Posted: 22/02/2016 at 19:33

Crusty baguettes - what were they thinking BL?..... 

I like a nice bloomer myself, but just butter on it. Never really buy them though.

Lesley - I just need a cushion in my car  I miss the high seat in my jeep...and the fact that the seats were heated 

Goulash here for dinner. Bit wishy washy though.  Youngest fairy prepped it while I was at work. Think she  added a bit too much liquid and it's never as good in the slow cooker either. Oh well - it was tasty enough! 

Wild Pond

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 19:26

If your pond's small Grannybee, try and get plenty of planting round about, and linking it to a border or another planted area. If you can, create a boggy area which means you can grow more variety. A few well positioned rocks and gravel or logs sitting in/out the water will give insects a nice little landing strip too  

I have a tiny pond in this garden, and I have a tiny water lily. The marginals are on a shelf with another sloping area which holds a couple of 'bog' plants and also a slope for access. It's well used already by the birds and hopefully other creatures in time. Whatever the size, you can create a little haven   

Mail Order - Perennials

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 19:18

I wonder how that happened Lyn...

Lavender cuttings a success!

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 19:17

Rosemary's very easy by seed aym. Gritty compost and on the dry side. Better done later in the year though and kept outside. 

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 19:15

This is a very old thread ccgirl - I expect Evelyn's found the answer or has given up waiting! 

Preparig for lawn seed

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 17:13

It's still  a bit early to sow grass seed. I'd hang fire for a few weeks yet. If you get a lot of rain the seed will rot rather than germinate. If you're in a very sheltered mild area you could take the chance....

Bay bush removal

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 17:11

You also can't take a plant out the ground unless you've stated in the terms of the house sale that you're doing so. 

I'd agree with the others though - buy a new one and start again  

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